Draw the Draw 50 Way: How to Draw Cats, Puppies, Horses, Buildings, Birds, Aliens, Boats, Trains, and Everything Else Under the Sun 0770432964, 9780770432966

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Draw the Draw 50 Way: How to Draw Cats, Puppies, Horses, Buildings, Birds, Aliens, Boats, Trains, and Everything Else Under the Sun
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Table of contents :
Other Books in This Series
Title Page
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Author’s Note
To the Reader
First Page
About the Author

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OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES • Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft, and Spacecraft • Draw 50 Aliens • Draw 50 Animal ’Toons • Draw 50 Animals • Draw 50 Athletes • Draw 50 Baby Animals • Draw 50 Beasties • Draw 50 Birds • Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains • Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures • Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles • Draw 50 Cats • Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies • Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals • Draw 50 Dogs • Draw 50 Endangered Animals • Draw 50 Famous Cartoons • Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants • Draw 50 Horses • Draw 50 Magical Creatures • Draw 50 Monsters • Draw 50 People • Draw 50 Princesses • Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures • Draw 50 Vehicles • Draw the Draw 50 Way

Copyright © 2005 by Jocelyn S. Ames and M urray D. Zak All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Watson-Guptill Publications, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc., New York, in 2012. WATSON-GUPTILL and the WG and Horse designs are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. Originally published in trade paperback in the United States by Broadway Books, a division of Random House Inc., New York, in 2005. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Ames, Lee J. The draw 50 way: how to draw cats, puppies, horses, buildings, birds, aliens, trains, and everything under the sun / Lee J. Ames p. cm. 1. Drawing—Technique. I. Title: Draw fifty way. II. Title: How to draw cats, puppies, horses, buildings, birds, aleins, trains, and everything under the sun. III. Title. NC730.A567 2005 741/2—dc22 2004058579 eISBN: 978-0-7704-3296-6 v3.1

To Jocelyn with love, always

Contents Cover Other Books in This Series Title Page Copyright Dedication Author’s Note To the Reader

First Page About the Author

Author’s Note If we taught children to speak, they’d never learn. —WILLIAM HULL Thirty or forty years ago, I read this quote. It stuck with me because I believe we often learn best through imitation. In many of my books I have advised that mimicry is prerequisite to creativity. It’s wonderfully effective to imitate, copy, or trace what others have done in order to develop one’s own tools for drawing before attempting to produce something original.

Anyone who is attracted to the Draw 50 books has probably been interested in drawing to begin with and likely has been drawing for some time. The Draw 50s provide a method, a method of conceiving, observing, developing, constructing, improving, and finishing a subject. I started “drawing 50” more than thirty years ago with Draw 50 Animals. Now, there are twentyseven titles in the Draw 50 series, and each of them walks you through a step-by-step way to draw a particular subject from boats to beasties to cats to dinosaurs. The Draw 50 Way brings together some of my favorite drawings from these books, so you can get a sense of how to draw anything from a cow to a Viking ship. You’ll notice that each drawing here is identified by the subject and by the Draw 50 book it came from, so if you find yourself wanting more, you’ll know where to look. I hope you will enjoy drawing as much as I have for the past eighty years! LEE J. AMES, BTG

To the Reader Before you begin drawing, here are some tips on how to use and enjoy this book.

When you start working, use clean white bond paper or drawing paper and a pencil with a moderately soft lead (HB or No. 2). Have a kneaded eraser on hand (available at art supply stores). Choose any one of the subjects in the book that you want to draw, and then very lightly and very carefully sketch out the first step. As you do, study the finished step of your chosen drawing to sense how your first step will fit in. Make sure that the size of the first step is not so small that the final drawing will be tiny, or so large that you won’t be able to fit the finished drawing on the paper. Then, also very lightly and very carefully, sketch out the second step. As you go along, step by step, study not only the lines but also the size of the spaces between the lines. Remember, the first steps must be constructed with the greatest care. A wrongly placed stroke could throw the whole drawing off! As you work, it is a good idea to have a mirror available. Holding your sketch up to the mirror from time to time can show you distortions you might not see otherwise. As you are adding the steps, you may discover that they are becoming too dark. Here’s where the kneaded eraser becomes particularly useful. You can lighten the darker penciling by strongly pressing the clay-like eraser onto the dark areas. When you’ve put it all together and gotten to the last step, finish the drawing firmly with dark accurate strokes. There is your finished drawing. However, if you want to further finish the drawing with India ink, applied with a pen or fine brush, you can clean out all of the penciling with a kneaded eraser after the ink completely dries. Remember, if your first attempts do not turn out too well, it’s important to keep trying. Practice and patience do indeed help. I would like you to know that on occasion when I have used the steps for a drawing from one of my own books, it has taken me as much as an hour or two to bring it to a finish. So have fun learning to draw … The Draw 50 Way.

COW Draw 50 Animals

FROG Draw 50 Animals

MONKEY Draw 50 Animals

GORILLA Draw 50 Endangered Animals

COLUMBIAN WHITE-TAILED DEER Draw 50 Endangered Animals

LAMB Draw 50 Baby Animals

PIGLET Draw 50 Baby Animals

CHICK Draw 50 Baby Animals

HOOP SPINNER L.F. AUNT Draw 50 Animal ’Toons

AMANDA PANDA Draw 50 Animal ’Toons

HORSE—FRONTAL VIEW Draw 50 Horses

PINTO Draw 50 Horses

PUPPY Draw 50 Baby Animals

BULLDOG Draw 50 Dogs

DALMATIAN Draw 50 Dogs

BEAGLE Draw 50 Dogs

KITTEN Draw 50 Cats

AMERICAN SHORTHAIR Draw 50 Cats

GROOMING CAT Draw 50 Cats

ROBIN Draw 50 Birds

BALD EAGLE Draw 50 Birds

BUTTERFLY Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies

TARANTULA Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies

HAMMERHEAD SHARK Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures

KILLER WHALE Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures

SEAHORSE Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures

TRICERATOPS Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

TYRANNOSAURUS Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

DUDLEY YELDUD Draw 50 Beasties and Yugglies and Turnover Uglies and Things That Go Bump in the Night

IMP EARIE AL Draw 50 Beasties and Yugglies and Turnover Uglies and Things That Go Bump in the Night

GABBA GHOUL Draw 50 Aliens, UFOs, Galaxy Ghouls, Milky Way Marauders, and Other Extraterrestrial Creatures

GLAMM OORG EARLGREY Draw 50 Aliens, UFOs, Galaxy Ghouls, Milky Way Marauders, and Other Extraterrestrial Creatures

DRACULA Draw 50 Monsters, Creeps, Superheroes, Demons, Dragons, Nerds, Dirts, Ghouls, Giants, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Curiosa

FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER Draw 50 Monsters, Creeps, Superheroes, Demons, Dragons, Nerds, Dirts, Ghouls, Giants, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Curiosa

SCOOBY DOO Draw 50 Famous Cartoons

FRED FLINTSTONE Draw 50 Famous Cartoons

G.I. WWII Draw 50 People

PARISIENNE Draw 50 People

DAVID Draw 50 People of the Bible

RUTH Draw 50 People of the Bible

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Draw 50 Famous Faces

GEORGE WASHINGTON Draw 50 Famous Faces

LINEBACKER Draw 50 Athletes

BASEBALL BATTER Draw 50 Athletes

CUPID Draw 50 Holiday Decorations

JACK-O-LANTERN Draw 50 Holiday Decorations

MUSHROOM Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants

NARCISSUS Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants

DAISY Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants

LOG CABIN Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures

LIGHTHOUSE Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures

EIFFEL TOWER Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures

SLOOP Draw 50 Vehicles

VIKING SHIP Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains

FIRETRUCK Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains

LOCOMOTIVE Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains

FERRARI 512S RACER Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles

BICYCLE Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles

SPITFIRE (BRITAIN) Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft, and Spacecraft

HELICOPTER Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft, and Spacecraft

Lee J. Ames began his career at the Walt Disney Studios, working on films that included Fantasia and Pinocchio. He taught at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and at Dowling College on Long Island, New York. An avid worker, Ames directed his own advertising agency, illustrated for several magazines, and illustrated approximately 150 books that range from picture books to postgraduate texts. He resided in Dix Hills, Long Island, with his wife, Jocelyn, until his death in June 2011.

DRAW THE DRAW 50 WAY Experience All That the Draw 50 Series Has to Offer! With this proven, step-by-step method, Lee J. Ames has taught millions how to draw everything from amphibians to automobiles. Now it’s your turn! Pick up the pencil, get out some paper, and learn how to draw everything under the sun with the Draw 50 series. Also Available: • Draw 50 Animal ’Toons • Draw 50 Animals • Draw 50 Athletes • Draw 50 Baby Animals • Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles • Draw 50 Cats • Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals • Draw 50 Dogs • Draw 50 Famous Cartoons • Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants • Draw 50 Horses • Draw 50 Monsters • Draw 50 People • Draw 50 Princesses • Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures • Draw 50 Vehicles